Vietnam and the UK have substantial cooperation opportunities in the fulfilment of green growth targets, British Ambassador Gareth Ward has affirmed in a recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.
The trip to the UK by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and visit this country will be a chance for Vietnam to show its responsible engagement in settling global climate change challenges and enhance the strategic partnership with the UK.
Vietnam’s shrimp export revenue in June hit nearly 402 million USD, bringing the six-month figure to 1.7 billion USD, up 13 percent year-on-year, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged Vietnam and the UK to continue deepening their bilateral strategic partnership to meet the interests of the two countries and contribute to regional and world peace, stability and cooperation.
Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son held talks with the visiting British First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab, in Hanoi on June 22.
The agriculture sector is set to earn 41 billion USD from export in 2021, according to Vu Ba Phu, head of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
The UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), which officially took effect on May 1, is believed to herald a new era for Vietnamese goods to gain a foothold in a market with strong purchasing power.
If breakthroughs in institutional reforms are achieved to improve growth quality, coupling with timely and sound fiscal and monetary policies, the Vietnamese economy could expand 6.76 percent a year during 2021-2023, according to Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) Tran Thi Hong Minh.
Vietnam has been making good use of advantages of the international economic integration process, helping to increase the country’s exports by 22 percent year-on-year and imports by 26 percent in the first quarter of 2021, said Tran Thanh Hai, Deputy Director of the Agency of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Vietnam has maintained its political stability and economic growth as well as extensive integration into the regional and global economy, according to the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Singapore.
South Africa’s Pretoria News on January 29 ran an article entitled “Historic milestone for Vietnam” by its Editor-in-Chief Valerie Boje, highlighting the success of the comprehensive and modern diplomacy of Vietnam with focus on the three pillars of Party diplomacy, State diplomacy and people-to-people diplomacy.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will attend the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) which will be held virtually on January 21, said Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at a press briefing on January 14.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to keep a close watch on, and resolutely and persistently fight to firmly protect Vietnam’s sea and islands sovereignty and legitimate interests in the East Sea.
International economic integration was a bright spot in Vietnam’s external affairs activities in 2020, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son has said.
Vietnam Ambassador to the UK Tran Ngoc An and UK Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Edward Ward signed the free trade agreement between the two countries on December 29 in London. The two countries’ ambassadors were authorised to sign the deal as leading officials of the Vietnam Gov't and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh were unable to travel to the UK to sign directly amid Covid-19.